The mention of chaat brings water to my mouth. As mentioned a number of times, my food habits have undergone a change. Chaat was never in my favourite list of food earlier. I preferred rolls, fried stuffs, meats over anything. Be it age or unavailability of things I loved in the place I live, my food preference has changed. Yet, I do enjoy what I eat, if not I cannot even have a spoon of it. The doctor prescribed me to have a lot of salad. A foodie like me cannot have it all the time. So I look for alternatives, which will be nutritious and tasty at the same time.
Potato.... though full of carb can be had by those who are prescribed to have a low carb diet. My doctor said boil the potato and discard the water before having it. Even if we are using it in curries, we need to do the same for health reasons. Aloo Chaat or Potato Salad is something I find very filling and tasty at the same time. Aloo Chaat is an Indian Potato Salad wherein we boil the potatoes, add few other things to it and toss it with few spices. Let us prepare this quick and easy Aloo Chaat / Potato Salad together.
Potato : 2
Black Gram: 1/4small cup
Green Peas : 2tbsp
Red Chilli Powder : 3-4 pinches
Green Chilli : 1
Roasted Cumin Powder : 1/4tsp
Chaat Masala : 1tsp
Salt : As required
Coriander Leaves : 1sprig
Lemon Juice : 2-3 tbsp
Wash and soak the Bengal Grams for 2 hrs in hot water and pressure cook in enough water adding salt up to 2 whistles. Once cool, drain the water.
Peel, wash and cut the potatoes half. Boil them in enough water adding salt as required. Cut into small cubes.
Soak the green peas in hot water for 15 minutes and drain the water.
Chop the coriander leaves and green chilli, wash.
Take the potatoes, Bengal gram, green peas and green chillies in a bowl. Add salt, cumin powder, chilli powder, chaat masala and mix together very well.
Add the lemon juice and mix again.
Garnish with coriander leaves.